English has become the most commonly spoken language in the world and, because of this, it is constantly evolving. Not only is over 50% of the content on the internet in English, but it is almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are a professional in our globalised and multicultural world of business. The aim of this course is to help you feel at ease and operate confidently in an English-speaking environment, with all the grammar, pronunciation, and useful phrases you could need.
1. Reintroduction to the English Language
This first lesson will introduce the English diploma and outline the course objectives and content. You will be reintroduced to the basics of the English language, which will prepare you for the lessons to come. You will also practice sounding polite in your spoken English.
2. Talking About Now
Next we will help you master the present tenses and instruct you how to talk about your work routine, your weekend, and what you are doing now. You will also explore the different types of verbs and how we can change the focus of a sentence with the passive voice.
3. What Happened in the Past?
In lesson 3 we will further develop your knowledge of the tenses by looking at how we talk about the past. You will also learn how to regulate your speech, by making an opinion stronger or softening negative comments. Moreover, we will explore relative clauses and the different types of nouns.
4. Amazing Descriptions!
This lesson will further develop your descriptive language with a look at the different forms of adjectives and how we use them. You will learn how to make comparisons and even talk about limits and restrictions. We will also have an in-depth look at the difficult world of adverbs to improve your fluency when speaking.
5. Spoken English for Telephones
Here you will learn those all-important skills for speaking English. We will focus on your telephone manner and how to use your voice to sound more fluent. This will be supported by the future tenses for scheduling events and exposure to modal verbs for permission and advice.
6. Talking Like a Native
In Lesson 6, you will hone your spoken English by learning the language you need to travel the world with. This will include everything from the use of idioms, to a look at the different phrases used from one English-speaking country to another. This lesson will really help you speak like a local.
7. Written English for Emails
Now we will equip you with all the skills you need to improve your written English, with a focus on professional emails. We will cover stylistic conventions, connectors and linking devices, and everything you need to know about English punctuation.
8. Job Seeking and the Perfect CV
Lesson 8 will expose you to the process of applying for jobs, with helpful tips and common mistakes. We will help you create the perfect CV and tailor it to each potential employer. You will also acquire the key skills to sell yourself in an interview, with plenty of sample questions to practise.